Williamsport

As of 3/17/2020, all Robert M. Sides locations have converted to solely online lessons until further notice. For more information on what online lessons are currently available, please contact our online lessons coordinator Nick Smarcz at [email protected], or (888) 858-5007 

 

Our Williamsport lesson department has so much to offer!  From woodwinds to brass, piano to guitar, voice, and more, we have qualified teachers here to help guide you through your musical journey! 

Deb, our lesson coordinator at our Williamsport store, is happy to answer any questions you may have and to get you set up with lessons! 
Phone: (800) 326-9450 ext. 125
Email: [email protected]

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Cassie Harrison

Cassie Harrison

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Cassie's delight as a Suzuki violin and viola teacher is to foster creativity and ability in the lives of her students and their families.  Cassie fell in love with the violin at four years old as a Suzuki student herself.  With the experience of helping a friend with violin in high school, Cassie found that her love of learning as a student naturally extended into an eagerness to share the joy of learning with others.  Since 2017, she has taught students of various levels on violin and viola, from five year-olds through adults.  Her goal is to create a flourishing, inclusive community among her students and their families.  She completed a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance at Houghton College, where she also studied viola and chamber music.  She completed a Master of Music degree in Suzuki Pedagogy and Violin Performance at Ithaca College, where she trained with Carrie Reuning-Hummel.  Cassie has completed training in Suzuki books 1-7 with Carrie Reuning-Hummel, Gail Johansen, and Teri Einfeldt.  She plans to enhance her teaching through continued professional development and Suzuki training."

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Emily Rolka

Emily Rolka

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Emily Rolka made her solo debut with the Toledo Symphony in 2003 after being a winner of the Toledo Youth Competition. Since then, Emily has performed across the country, Italy, and toured Bulgaria. Emily has received a Bachelors of Music degree in violin performance from the University of Michigan, a Masters of Fine Arts degree in violin performance from the University of Iowa, and a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in violin performance from the University of Minnesota with long-term Suzuki teacher training of book 1-10 with Mark Bjork. Further Suzuki teacher training has been with Christie Felsing, Ronda Cole, Nancy Lokken, Geri Arnold, Teri Einfeldt, and Wan Tsai Chen. Emily loves teaching all ages and levels. The Suzuki Early Childhood Education class is for parent and newborn-36 months.

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Jeffrey F. Bartholomew

Jeffrey F. Bartholomew

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Jeff started playing in 1972, performing in 1974 and began teaching in 1982. He has performed in rock, heavy metal, blues and country bands and is able to teach these styles. He teaches guitar, bass, mandolin, lap steel and beginner banjo and fiddle. His emphasis is theory and improvisation. From beginner to those who have been playing awhile, Jeff can help you reach your goals.

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Kayla Furman

Kayla Furman

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Kayla Furman graduated from Mansfield University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education where she performed with the Mansfield University Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Woodwind Quintet and Marching Band. She continues to play in several ensembles in the Williamsport Area. Her primary instrument is bassoon, however she specializes in all woodwind instruments. Kayla has been teaching private lessons for several years, focusing primarily on elementary music education. Sheteaches all woodwind and brass instruments at the beginner level and all woodwind instruments beginner level up to advanced.

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Kimberly Adair

Kimberly Adair

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Since the age of seven, Kimberly has been singing and playing piano. She then added drums, clarinet, and song writing to her list of musical talents and has immersed herself into the constructions of many styles of music. Kimberly has performed in such venues as The Apollo Theater, The Pyramid in Memphis TN, The FedEx Forum, and
many other events. Kimberly performs at various venues throughout the United States as the lead singer and musician of Kimberly Adair and Soulful.

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Mary Alice Koch, NCTM

Mary Alice Koch, NCTM

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Mary Alice has many years experience as a piano teacher and is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (piano) through Music Teachers National Association. She has an Associate in Arts degree from Harrisburg Area Community College. She studied piano pedagogy at Valley City State University, ND, music theory and music history at College of St. Scholastica, MN, and applied music (organ) at Lycoming College. Mary Alice is chairperson of the Williamsport Chapter of National Guild of Piano Teachers and a member of MTNA and PMTA. She serves as church organist and chime choir director for her church.

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Nathan Fulkerson

Nathan Fulkerson

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Nathan Fulkerson is a graduate of Mansfield University with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education with a specialization in vocal music. At Mansfield, Nathan performed
with many ensembles including the Mansfield University Concert Choir, the Mansfieldians (Vocal Jazz/Madrigal a capella group), the MU Festival Chorus, the MU Opera
Department, and various musical theater productions in which he starred in both lead and supporting roles. Nathan’s love of singing began early in his life. Starting in
elementary school and continuing to the present, he is actively involved in musical theater, choral, and solo performance.

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Noelle Humphries

Noelle Humphries

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Noelle is a graduate of Mansfield University of Pennsylvania with a primary in Trumpet, with a specialization in brass. In her time there, she played in the Mountie Marching Band, a British style Brass Band, the Concert Wind Ensemble, brass quintet, a chamber group dedicated to Stravinsky, started up a Dixieland band, played in several musical productions, and became the first female lead trumpet player for the Mansfield Jazz Ensemble. She continues to play in various settings across the state. Noelle is also qualified and comfortable teaching beginning to intermediate level woodwinds.

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Richard Adams

Richard Adams

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Dick Adams has been a professional musician and instructor of music for over 30 years. A graduate of Lycoming College, he also studied at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music and privately with jazz great, Phil Woods. An adjunct instructor of music at Lycoming College since 2001, Dick has also performed with such musical artists as Aretha Franklin, Lionel Hampton, “The Captain and Tenille”, as well as leading his own bands on the Williamsport music scene. In addition, he has been a guest clinician and musician for various local high schools, as well as Susquehanna University, Bucknell University, Dickinson College, and the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra.

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Shirley Smith

Shirley Smith

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Shirley has been teaching both piano and organ since her youth. She has been a Director of Music Ministries, organist, and pianist for churches for over 40 years. Shirley has a B.M. degree from Oberlin Conservatory,
M.M. from George Washington University, and a M.S. from Norwich University. Shirley has usually included teaching along with her duties as a Director of Music Ministries. She enjoys teaching all ages and feels privileged to be a member of the Robert M. Sides team.

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Susan Manns

Susan Manns

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Dr. Susan Manns trained at Nyack College (BM), Manhattan School of Music (MM), with European conductors and at University of Oklahoma (DMA). Her degrees centered on voice performance. She taught college voice and related subjects for many years.  She has been in demand as a music and stage director for many operas and musicals.
Colleges where Dr. Manns has taught: Asbury College, University of Oklahoma, Roosevelt University, Moody Bible Institute and others. She has taught private voice lessons for many years—in both Germany and USA. As a teacher she believes that teaching is a combination of enthusiasm, observation, and instruction of the student, while she herself seeks to learn from each student.

 


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